Unbound Helps Families Around the Globe Through Sponsorship Programs

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With more than 30 years of experience working in electronic, mechanical, and computer systems development, Thomas Allen Disselkamp is a product-development specialist for the 3M Corporation in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dedicated to helping others, Tom Disselkamp sponsors two international children through the charitable organization Unbound.

Created by former missionaries who had witnessed poverty in Latin America, Unbound seeks to help people who are in need live with dignity. Originally called Christian Foundation for Children, the organization changed its name to Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, and then in 2013 to its current name of Unbound. Since its creation, Unbound has helped more than 800,000 children, students, and aging individuals.

In March of 2016, Unbound shared the story of Eliza, a mother of seven, who lives in the Philippines. Her 20-year-old son has been sponsored by Unbound since 2004, and thanks to the support of his Unbound sponsors, he is able to attend school. The sponsorship money is also used to supplement her family’s everyday needs for food and necessities. In addition to financial assistance, another benefit Eliza receives is the opportunity to participate in workshops facilitated by the local government. One such workshop is conducted by the Women’s Weavers Association, which teaches Eliza and other mothers the art of hablon, or the weaving of beautiful products, which can lead to additional income.


Thomas Disselkamp Supports Unbound

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Thomas Allen Disselkamp works as a product development specialist with 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. Thomas Disselkamp has been employed with 3M since 1981. In his free time, Tom Disselkamp sponsors two children internationally through the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, now called Unbound.

As an antipoverty organization, Unbound works with families and the local groups and organizations that support them in an effort to help these people develop lasting strategies for self-sufficiency. Unbound measures program effectiveness using a three-tier method; these tiers are known as the plane, the plaza, and the porch.

The plane tier encompasses Unbound’s broad efforts to engage programs and countries. The plaza tier examines local outcomes of the organization’s assistance, while the porch tier monitors outcomes on an individual level with people assisted by Unbound.

Unbound organizes its leadership and governance under the Carver Model, which dictates the governing body responsible for defining the outcomes of the organization’s efforts. This governing body also creates policies that contribute to the achievement of these outcomes by guiding the efforts of the organization’s leaders.

Feed My Starving Children Provides Nourishment Across the World

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Since 1981, Thomas Disselkamp has worked for the 3M Company in Minnesota. Thomas Disselkamp holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in engineering. Among the charitable organizations Tom Disselkamp supports is Feed My Starving Children (FMSC).

FMSC is a non-profit organization committed to helping feed malnourished children across the world. It provides MannaPackRice, a product that is intended to meet the specific digestive needs of children severely lacking in sound nourishment. The MannaPackRice pouches contain rice, extruded soy nuggets, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins and minerals, enhanced with a vegetarian flavoring.

FMSC, a Christian organization, has provided food for kids in almost 70 countries. Volunteers pack the meals for shipment. To sign up to volunteer, visit the FMSC website at http://www.fmsc.org and click on the “Volunteer Info” tab, followed by the “Volunteer Registration” tab. The organization has seven permanent packing sites located in Minnesota, Illinois, and Arizona. Packing session times are listed on the website.